ERIC Number: ED368409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-1
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The ACCESS Consortium Tech Prep Summer Internship Report, August 1, 1993.
Jolly, Mary Bouligny
The 1993 Tech Prep Summer Internship Program at Delgado Community College (DCC), in New Orleans, was designed to provide work-related corporate experience to participating tech prep students and faculty. The 6-week program consisted of two components: actual employment with an area corporation 4 days a week and a classroom training program in employability skills at DCC. The class met every Wednesday and covered such topics as resume writing; interviewing skills; communications skills; and career assessment, counseling, and exploration. An additional internship program at area businesses for faculty was designed to give teachers a sense of organizational designs and career expectations in related fields. Seventeen students were selected to participate in the summer 1993 program, of whom 11 were placed with corporations, receiving either stipends of $100 or salaries from their corporations at $4.25 per hour. Although businesses expressed an interest in the faculty internship program, no faculty members were placed due to corporate lay-offs and scheduling conflicts. The program had a positive impact on all parties involved, achieving a retention rate of 82% (n=13) for students, and enhanced the image of Tech Prep students within the community. Recommendations include continuing to build partnerships with community employers, obtaining grants to fund internships in companies which are downsizing, inviting parent participation, and exploring the possibility of funding for faculty internships. (KP)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Internship Programs, School Business Relationship, Summer Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Delgado Community College LA; Tech Prep
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges (74th, Washington, DC, April 6-9, 1994).